With the Old Dominion's 13 electoral votes very much up for grabs in this election, the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney have scheduled a final flurry of appearances in Virginia as Election Day approaches.
President Obama was due to speak on Saturday evening at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow. It would be the President's fourth appearance of Saturday, with each taking place in a different state. (Obama is also scheduled to appear in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Iowa earlier Saturday.) Former President Bill Clinton was scheduled to stump for Obama in Virginia Saturday, with speeches due in Chesapeake and Roanoke.
On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden will hold an event at the Heritage Farm Museum at Claude Moore Park in Sterling before traveling to Richmond to speak at the Historic Tredegar Ironworks.
Romney is scheduled to speak at a rally in Lynchburg, Virginia Monday at 12:35 p.m. News4's Julie Carey reports that Romney will also appear at George Mason University in Fairfax Monday. The day before, Romney is scheduled to appear in Newport News at a Smithfield Foods facility. Romney's running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, was due in Richmond Saturday afternoon to deliver a speech at Richmond International Airport.
The latest polls show no real edge to either candidate in Virginia, a state which Obama carried by six percentage points in 2008, the first year the state's electoral votes had gone to the Democratic candidate since 1964.